Harassment

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  • Sex discrimination

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on Michalak v General Medical Council and others, in which the Supreme Court held that the employment tribunal had jurisdiction to hear a discrimination claim against the General Medical Council.

  • Date:
    31 October 2017
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    With the reports of historical sexual harassment in Hollywood and now Parliament, employees may feel increasingly able to come forward with such claims in the workplace. Will Clift, solicitor at Winckworth Sherwood, looks at how HR should handle them and the legal grounds for allegations of historical sexual harassment.

  • Female HR directors more likely to view workplace as sexist, reports charity

    Date:
    4 September 2017
    Type:
    News

    Almost half of female HR directors and decision-makers think their workplaces are sexist, compared with just a quarter of men in the same position, according to the Young Women's Trust charity.

  • Date:
    1 July 2017
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Sexual harassment in the workplace is in the spotlight after widespread publicity of claims by a former employee at technology firm Uber. Adam Grant and Jemma Pugh at legal firm Wedlake Bell LLP say the development is a warning for employers to take action.

  • Sexism among local councillors at "1970s" levels

    Date:
    26 April 2017
    Type:
    News

    Female councillors face a culture of sexism "which would not be out of place in the 1970s", according to Dame Margaret Hodge MP, co-chair of the Local Government Commission.

  • Gender

    Type:
    Good practice manual

    Updated to include information on the gender pay gap reporting requirement, in force from 6 April 2017 for private- and voluntary-sector organisations, and 31 March 2017 for public-sector organisations.

  • Podcast: How to avoid a workplace nightmare this Christmas

    Date:
    25 November 2016
    Type:
    Audio and video

    We recap on the traditional guidance for employers on misconduct at the work Christmas party. We also examine issues employers might face this Christmas around attendance and absence.

  • Sexual harassment award: £14,000 for injury to feelings not excessive

    Date:
    27 October 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld an employment tribunal decision to award £14,000 for injury to feelings after a young lawyer was subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace and forced out of her job. Zoe Lomax, employment associate at DLA Piper, examines the decision including the level of compensation dictated by the Vento bands.

  • Age discrimination: young workers singled out for "aggressive" criticism win claims

    Date:
    29 September 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    Two young sisters who resigned from their jobs in a service station after what they felt was aggressive and unfair criticism have won their claims for age and sex discrimination in an employment tribunal.

  • Podcast: Sexual harassment in the workplace

    Date:
    17 April 2015
    Type:
    Audio and video

    On this week's XpertHR Weekly, we discuss sexual harassment in the workplace.

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HR and legal information and guidance relating to harassment in relation to sex.